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Student Attendance Accounting Manual (2001 Edition)

The Student Attendance Accounting Manual (SAAM) is a set of statutory and regulatory guidelines related to California Community College student workload measurements for apportionment purposes and residency issues. Please be sure to also review the information displayed below under "Related Advisories" as it may include updated related guidance.  

The manual is in PDF format. Each chapter can be downloaded separately by selecting the chapter listed below.

General Attendance Accounting / FTES


College Term Length Multipliers


Distance Education: Attendance Accounting

Contact: For questions regarding the Student Attendance Accounting Manual (SAAM), please send an
e-mail to Natalie Wagner ( or Chay Yang (